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Rep. Cuellar Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony to Upgrade State Highway 359 in Laredo

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined state and local leaders in Laredo for the groundbreaking ceremony to upgrade State Highway 359 in Laredo. “As Laredo continues to grow with commercial and non-commercial traffic, securing robust federal transportation funding for South Texas remains a top priority of mine in Congress,” said Dr. Cuellar, a senior member of the…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $500,000 Earmark to Pave Colonias Roads in Webb County

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined local leaders in Laredo to announce a $500,000 federal earmark to pave colonias roads in Webb County. The upgrades were made possible by Community Project Funding secured by Dr. Cuellar in the FY24 Appropriations bills. Roads in the surrounding colonias linked to State Highway 359 often become hazardous to travel during…

Reps. Cuellar and Arrington’s I-27 Numbering Act Headed to President Biden’s Desk

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Earlier this week, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and U.S. Congressman Jodey Arrington’s (TX-19) bipartisan I-27 Numbering Act of 2023 passed the Senate and will head to President Biden’s desk for his signature. This legislation would name the interstate-designated segments of the Texas Ports-to-Plains Corridor as “Interstate Route 27.” “In the FY22 Appropriations bill, I…

Rep. Cuellar Hosts Webinar on Funding Opportunities for Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) hosted an informational webinar on water and wastewater infrastructure funding opportunities. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) discussed a range of opportunities for eligible entities, including: Water planning; Water…

Rep. Cuellar Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony to Upgrade US 59 Loop in Laredo

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) joined state and local leaders in Laredo for the groundbreaking ceremony to upgrade US 59 Loop, part of the future I-69 corridor. “As Laredo continues to grow with commercial and non-commercial traffic, securing robust federal transportation funding for South Texas remains a top priority of mine in Congress,” said Dr. Cuellar, a senior…

Rep. Cuellar and NADBank Announce $835,000 in Federal Grant Funding for the City of Roma

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the North American Development Bank (NADBank) announced $835,000 in federal grant funding for the City of Roma. “One of my priorities in Congress is to expand and enhance our infrastructure in South Texas. The two federal grants announced today strengthen waste collection and disposal services in Roma, and assess the modernization of…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $271,290 in Federal Funding for City Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. announced $271,290 in federal funding for the City of Laredo to complete electrical infrastructure upgrades. The funding comes from the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Dr. Cuellar helped pass in 2021. “I helped pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $80 Million in Federal Funding to Plug Orphaned Wells in Texas

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U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar Ph.D. (TX-28) and the Department of Interior today announced nearly $80 million in federal funding for orphan well plugging and site mediation in Texas. This major investment will spur economic revitalization, create good-paying jobs, and help mitigate the environmental and health impacts of methane leaks from toxic abandoned oil and gas wells. The funds are…

Rep. Cuellar and Sen. Cruz Celebrate Permitting Reform for Border Bridges

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and Senator Ted Cruz (TX) celebrated the passage of their proposal to reform the Presidential permitting process for border bridges, including the World Trade Bridge expansion project in Laredo. President Biden recently signed the proposal into law in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2024. “Bridges serve as…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $4,000,000 in Federal Funding for Rail Safety Improvements in Laredo

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Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $4,000,000 in federal funding for the City of Laredo to implement rail safety improvements. The federal grant is provided through the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program (CRISI), funded by the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a law Dr. Cuellar helped…